Iranian soldiers opened fire on officers at a police station in Banpur, in the flashpoint provinces of Sistan and Balchestan, killing four on Sunday.
Social media users said the incident was linked to government forces cracking down on protesters in southeastern states.
However, the city’s police chief claims that a personal dispute between the attacker and another soldier led to the shooting, and that other officials at headquarters intervened.
“Three police officers and a soldier were killed in the incident and the perpetrators have been arrested,” added the Bangpur police chief.
Sistan and Baluchestan have been hotbeds of anti-establishment demonstrations since September after protests over Mahsa Amini’s death spread to more than 100 cities across Iran.
Security forces killed dozens of Sunnis during the September 30 protests, and influential cleric in the provincial capital Zahedan Moravi Abdulhamid blamed Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Iranian and international human rights monitors reported that more than 90 unarmed Baluch civilians were killed in attacks by the IRGC.
During protests in Khash and Zahedan following Friday prayers on November 4, security forces again fired live rounds at demonstrators as crowds chanted “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to the dictator”. fired at.
Moravi Abdul Hamid, who called for a referendum in Iran in a prayer sermon on Friday, November 4, confirmed at least 16 deaths and dozens of injuries in Hash.